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Gun control group gives Obama failing grade; says it's been disappointing year
thehill.com ^ | 18 Jan 10 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 01/18/2010 9:36:20 AM PST by Drew68

President Barack Obama received a failing grade this year from The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence on Monday .

The Brady Campaign blasted the president, whom the group endorsed in 2008, for not having taken significant steps to advance gun control laws.

"It's been a very disappointing year for us, especially considering what he campaigned on," the group's president, Paul Helmke, said during an appearance on MSNBC. "This year they ran away from the issue, and actually signed two repeals of good gun legislation."

Those changes, which would allow guns in national parks and on Amtrak trains, were attached as amendments to larger pieces of legislation the president generally supported.

Obama got an "F" on every issue the Brady Campaign scored, according to its report card.

Helmke said the Obama administration hadn't yet reached out to the gun control group, and that he doesn't expect the White House to do so anytime soon.

The critical remarks come as the president has come under fire from other groups of supporters for having ceded too much ground to centrists and Republicans in the national healthcare debate.

Helmke urged Obama to make the case for stricter gun laws after the kinds of shooting tragedies that plagued the U.S. in 2009.

"The response to the White House to these events was basically silence; sympathy, but nothing about guns," he said.


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Obama got an "F" on every issue the Brady Campaign scored, according to its report card.

LOL! Did even Bush score this poorly?

1 posted on 01/18/2010 9:36:21 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

The Zer0 is the best firearms salesman in modern American history.


2 posted on 01/18/2010 9:51:03 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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Paul Helmke is a pu$$y. He’s probably afraid of water pistols.


3 posted on 01/18/2010 9:59:06 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan.....a Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: Drew68

4 posted on 01/18/2010 10:00:04 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Drew68

If obama and his thugs ever get a true majority in a possible second term, he will work to get an “A” from this group.

Anyone who thinks obama isn’t a gun grabber is fooling themselves.


5 posted on 01/18/2010 3:48:55 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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